Letters to Alice : Birth of the Kleberg-king Ranch DynastyMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandGulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (210 p.)ISBN: 9781603443319Subject(s): King Ranch (Tex.) -- History | Kleberg, Alice Gertrudis King, 1862-1944 -- Correspondence | Kleberg, Alice Gertrudis King, 1862-1944 | Kleberg, Robert Justus, 1853-1932 -- Correspondence | Kleberg, Robert Justus, 1853-1932 | Lawyers -- Texas -- Biography | Ranchers -- Texas -- Biography | Ranchers’ spouses -- Texas -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Letters to Alice : Birth of the Kleberg-king Ranch DynastyDDC classification: 976.4/113 | 976.4113 LOC classification: F391.K63 A4 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Title Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Prologue, 1853-1883; A Desert Empire; Princess of the Wild Horse Desert; A Young Lawyer Establishes Himself; Tragedy Strikes; The Love Letters, 1884-1887; My Dear Little Heart; My Little Darling; My Little Pet; My Darling Little Wife; Epilogue, 1887-2011; The Children of Robert and Alice; Dynasty; The Empire Continues; Notes; Bibliography; Index
In the summer of 1881, Robert Justus Kleberg rode across the hot, dusty South Texas brush country to the palatial home of Capt. Richard King to consult with the cattle baron about attending to his legal affairs. On that same journey, the young lawyer also first laid eyes on Alice King, "Princess of the Wild Horse Desert." Neither of their lives would ever be the same. Published for the first time in this book, the love letters written by Kleberg to Alice Gertrudis King provide a glimpse of the lives of two of the most influential people in Texas history. Editors Jane Clements Mon
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